J. Tyra Rikimaru

When everyone involved in your recovery works closely together, you benefit from the combined effort. So we take an active role in your entire rehabilitation. Ongoing communication between you and all members of your rehab team is crucial, so Tyra keeps everyone informed about your progress and changing needs.

He also relies on your physician or therapist to keep your care flexible and effective. For instance, while you’re training and practicing with your new prosthesis, Tyra works with everyone on your team to make these sessions productive. By talking with your therapist, he’ll get valuable input about your current condition – your strengths, any specific physical concerns you may have at the time as well as any other factors that may affect your use of the device. It’s one more way the team approach enhances your rehabilitation.

Board-Certified: American Board for Certification in Orthotics and ProstheticsPostgraduate Training: Prosthetics, University of California, Los Angeles; Orthotics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois BS: Kinesiology, University of California, Los Angeles Member: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Lower Extremity Prosthetics Society, Mutual Amputee Aid Foundation (lifetime member)